Honourable Dr.Dennis Musuku Wanchinga Minister of Education and Mirriam Chinyama area Member of Parliament Kafue, attended the launch of a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) at Kabweza Primary School in Kafue. This project is as a result of a partnership between Samsung, Korea Education and Research Information Service, Ministry of Education and Airtel Zambia, which aims to improve the learning/teaching environment of pupils in Zambia.
In 2015 Samsung smart school program, successfully launched Solar Powered Internet Schools (SPIS) in Philippe, Shiwang’andu High School in Muchinga Province and Hamududu Primary School in Kabwe. These Solar Powered Internet Schools utilize solar panels on roofs which enable students to have access to computers and the internet in areas where electricity is sometimes unreliable or even non-existent. Solar powered internet schools in rural areas is key to effective implementation of the curriculum on information and communications technology.
The SPIS is a 40ft mobile shipping container which contains desks, a 65-inch electronic board, Internet-enabled solar-powered notebooks, computers and WiFi camera, that enables pupils in rural areas to receive a technology-rich education without travelling far to the towns along the line of rail. Development of SPIS in rural areas is key to effective implementation of the curriculum on information and communications technology.
These projects bring to attention the cardinal role of education in Zambia’s development, education satisfies a basic human need for knowledge, provides a means of helping to meet other basic needs and helps sustain and accelerate overall development.
Since 2013 more than 50,000 students across rural parts of Africa have benefited from SPIS. Zambia is privileged to be one of the African countries receiving development in local communities through robust corporate social responsibility programmes, such as Information Communication Technology (ICT) learning tools. This project will benefit the current crop of students at Kabweza Primary School and many more students in the years to come.
Samsung was awarded the most admired brand in Africa 2017 by Brand Africa. Brand Africa is a valuation and ranking of the best brands in Africa. Samsung continues to make a difference by transforming lives in the communities across Africa and the world at large.
Source: City Media